Numbering Applications

Undertakings can apply for rights of use for  numbers , subject to the applicant having notified ComReg  of its intention to provide an electronic communications network or service under Section 4 (1) of the European Communities (Electronic Communications Networks and Services) (Authorisation) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 335 of 2011).

Details of the services that may be provided using these and other numbering resources, together with their conditions of usage are contained in the Numbering Conditions (ComReg 15/136R1). Undertakings who have been granted rights of use for numbers are required to abide by the conditions which attach to numbers. Applications to ComReg for numbers or codes must be made using the procedures and forms included in Numbering Conditions (ComReg 15/136R1).

For further information please contact ComReg’s Numbering team at numapps@comreg.ie.

Numbering Plan for Ireland

The Number Plan for Ireland lists all numbers and codes that are available on public telecommunications networks. These include:

Geographic Numbers

Geographic numbers telephone numbers linked to a particular geographic location. A document showing the boundaries of Area codes and Minimum Numbering Areas (MNAs) is ComReg Document 03/147 or you can view the Area code maps online. Authorised undertakings with geographic number assignments and an OSI licence can obtain soft copies of the maps, from which more precise boundaries can be determined, by contacting ComReg’s Numbering team at numapps@comreg.ie.

Non-Geographic Numbers & Short Codes

Non-Geographic numbers are numbers where a geographic area is not directly identifiable from the number. The services covered by these numbers include freephone services, shared-cost services, universal access services, premium rate services and nomadic services.

Mobile Numbers

Mobile numbers are typically used within public land mobile telephony networks (e.g. GSM).